Cochlear Implants and Cybernetics

In simple terms, cybernetics is the science of how the brain and nervous system interact with mechanical-electrical implants/prosthetics. This means that folks with cochlear implants are technically cyborgs (cybernetic organisms...

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

John knew he had a problem when a fire alarm went off and he didn't hear it. As his hearing declined, he started to go in on himself, and felt trapped. With hearing dog Theo's help, he's now happy to meet people again, to be fr...

Am I Speaking At The Right Volume?

Have you ever been in a coffee shop, where all of a sudden it seems to get quiet and everyone turns their heads to look in your direction? When this happens to me I always wonder if I am accidentally shouting. Conversely, once in a while someone will ask me to repeat myself several times. This makes me worry if I am speaking too quietly. It is often hard for me to tell.

I hope my compan...

Does Hearing Loss Make It Harder To Remember Things?

Do you sometimes meet a new person but forget his or her name almost immediately or hear the specials at a restaurant only to have trouble recalling them when it is time to order? And forget about directions — was that two lefts and a right or two rights and then a left? This happens to me quite a bit. If I read something or hear it and immediately write it down, I do better, but if I hear some...

Handy Hints About Ear Moulds

The ear mould is an important part of a hearing aid. It directs the sound to where it is meant to go in the ear and should fit well and comfortably.

Feedback (or whistling) and discomfort are the two most common pr...
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